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California wildfires and my own personal brush with fire
If you live in California, you know when it’s fire season. It’s hot. It’s dry. And before long, the furnace...
Creating drifting clouds in a single image with Plotagraph Pro
Night clouds come alive with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop version of...
Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro
I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the...
Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?
Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what...
Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly
What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance...
Why noise doesn’t really matter
Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images...
Revisiting locations is a great way to improve as a photographer and expand your portfolio
Revisiting the same location is a great way to improve your photographic portfolio. It's also an excellent way to improve...
Why you should always have a telephoto lens in your landscape photography kit
When you think about landscape photography lenses, many photographers think only about wide-angle lenses. Classic lenses such as a 14-24mm...
Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020
This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by...
Where have all the photo magazines gone?
The obvious answer is; "They are online." Sadly this is more often than I care to think, not the case....
Are you tediously meticulous?
I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like...
Photographer — one of the worst jobs ever? Never!
"You may never become rich financially being a photographer. You will live a very rich life." -Kevin Ames The photo...

Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

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Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?

Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what reasons would there be to still use a DSLR? Turns out there’s a few. And not to worry, this is

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Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance of your lens and magnify your images. Long story short, they help create macro images without a macro lens. Extension

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Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

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The Weekly Wrap-Up on Photofocus for February 2-8. 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020

This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by James Maher on corporate portraits followed by Michèle Grenier on prime lenses. Then Scott Wyden Kivowitz shows how to sort

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Where have all the photo magazines gone? Rest in peace Popular Photography, American Photo and Photo District News

Where have all the photo magazines gone?

The obvious answer is; “They are online.” Sadly this is more often than I care to think, not the case. They are gone. Simply gone. R.I.P. PDN This week saw the demise of Photo District New aka PDN at the

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Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

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Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?

Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what reasons would there be to still use a DSLR? Turns out there’s a few. And not to worry, this is

Read More

Extension tubes: The good, the bad & the ugly

What are extension tubes you ask? They sit between your lens and your camera body, reducing the minimum focus distance of your lens and magnify your images. Long story short, they help create macro images without a macro lens. Extension

Read More

Why noise doesn’t really matter

Does noise really matter all that much in portraits? I think people are too hung up on having their images 100% noiseless, whereas the crisper and sharper, the better. And that’s just the point isn’t it? People are hung up

Read More
The Weekly Wrap-Up on Photofocus for February 2-8. 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020

This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by James Maher on corporate portraits followed by Michèle Grenier on prime lenses. Then Scott Wyden Kivowitz shows how to sort

Read More
Where have all the photo magazines gone? Rest in peace Popular Photography, American Photo and Photo District News

Where have all the photo magazines gone?

The obvious answer is; “They are online.” Sadly this is more often than I care to think, not the case. They are gone. Simply gone. R.I.P. PDN This week saw the demise of Photo District New aka PDN at the

Read More
Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

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Be honest and upfront on your work

If you don’t know how to shoot something, don’t do it and expect to be paid. Be honest and upfront.  Okay, there’s more to it of course. If you want to learn how to do something, absolutely learn it. However,

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The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

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